This package contains Node.js API bindings to integrate the cloudXLS API into an existing Node.js application. The cloudXLS API accepts a CSV file and converts into an XLS or XLSX spreadsheet. It can also receive an XLS or XLSX file to be reformatted into an existing spreadsheet. Templates exist for creating more sophisticated spreadsheets that generate graphical components. Default responses come in JSON with a URL for direct download.
A workshop on open government data pathways by API Evangelist and current White House Innovation Fellow, Kin Lane, shows there is still plenty of potential for developers, startups and interested citizens to influence the government open data agenda and make use of government data assets. Lane ran the workshop as part of the pre-opening day's workshop series at API Strategy and Practice, being held in San Francisco for the rest of the week.